Mobile Internet & Calls - How to activate your new German SIM-Card

Step by step guide based on the example of ALDI-Talk

mobile provider germany (Source: Why ALDI? Because of the best personal experience. So I am glad to recommend ALDI TALK at least as a starter option.

Purchasing ALDI TALK starter set (including triple SIM card) for €12.99 you'll get following advantages:

- Including 10 € starting balance;
- 25 € bonus credit for number portability²;
- Receive SIM card free of shipping costs;
- No contractual obligation¹;
- No base fee;

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Step 1: go to the nearest ALDI market and purchase a SIM card.
An alternative: order the SIM-card online.

One of the possibilities is to read reviews on the Internet. Now we will briefly look at the minimalistic overview from

Tip: In Chrome browser, right-click Translate to English, then in the pop-up notification, click Options -> Change Languages. Select the translation language that works best for you.

Proving of your identity while opening an account

There are basically three ways to do legitimation when opening your account.

If you do not speak German the simpleast way is the first or secon option above.

How to save time

The fastest way is to go to a post office. In banks you usually need to book an appointment in advance. To the post office, however, you go without an appointment. Before you go to the post office, you get a form from the bank, fill it out, submit it in at the post office, show the postman your passport and that's it! The legitimation is done!

That was how to save your time. But you can also save your money.

Choose your plan

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Often the bank gives an extra bonus for bringing in new clients. 100 euros is not uncommon.

The suggestion: set me as recommending person (referral). After receiving the bonus, I will return either the entire bonus or some part of it to you. It's no problem. At the same time, look at how the bank keeps its promises. This will be the first test of the bank's reliability. After all, you can always terminate the contract for free and withdraw money to another bank.

Many banks give the money for the reference. It is usually up to €100 and you can get this money if set me, Jaroslav Plotnikov as recommending person (referral). You can get the referral fee in full from me.

You may wonder - Why does Jaroslav give away the referral bonus?

My answer - There's no catch here. I will give you the referral bonus because I really want to be the top service relocation company.
If you offer to share the referral bonus between us I will also agree :)
But as I said, you can take the whole bonus from me.

How to save money if you're a freelancer

Choose Girokonto even if you are intending to open a business bank account for your (freelance) business. If the bank ask you about the purpose your bank account, answer that you need an account to pay the rent, utilities, internet, gym studio, swimming pool, library etc. And also to receive your salary. Many freelancer receive money from one or two source only (like Upwork).

However sooner or later the day come when your bank will politely ask you to open a business account. But it won't be soon. And no worries! You do not break any laws and there will be no penalties if a few months your salary will come to Girokonto - current bank account.

During these few months, you will save money because you do not have the business account. You enjoy the advantages of a free current account and qietly compare various banks for the business account which is most suitable for you. By the way, we at Migwork can help you with this too.

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27.04.20 ©️ Jaroslav Plotnikov ( All articles )
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